Exploring The Eastern Sierras

  • July 15, 2012 · 5:00 AM

Conservation Photography Field Excursion and Workshop
Exploring The Eastern Sierras

Gary Sharlow, Education Manager, Photographer
Geoff Willard, Education Manager, Natural History Guide

Sunday July 15th - Tuesday July 17th Sunrise to Sunset
The Sierra Nevada is a photographer's dreamscape. John Muir famously referred to it as 'the Range of Light,' and Ansel Adams' stunning photos made the beauty of the Sierra Range known around the world. Immerse yourself in the practice of Conservation Photography in this special field excursion. In 3 days, we will explore the landscape and wildlife diversity of the Eastern Sierra to include Owens Valley, Mono Lake and Yosemite National Park where we will grapple with the area's complicated water and conservation history, and gain invaluable insight into how to capture the landscape through your lens. By the end of the trip, we aim to help each participant complete a photo series that tells a visually-captivating story of the land, its people, its past and future. Moderate hiking is to be expected with free time during the middle of the day for adventuring.

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Reservations: Early bird tickets are $350 for Members, $400 for Adults (through June 21st); then, $400 for Members, $450 for Adults. Please reserve a space online or call[masked] Minimum 4 people, Maximum 18. This is a non-refundable event. (Note: Food, lodging, park entrance fees and transportation not included.)

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  • Yulling T.

    This was a fun trip. We hit quite few places in a short period of time. I've never visited any of the places so this trip allowed me to see Mono Lake, Bristle Pine Cones, Yosemite, Owens Valley, Manzanar and just the general landscape from Mojave Desert to Yosemite. Benefits from a trip like this is I have an idea of where I would like to spend more time on future trips. This was the first time 2 Academy staff members organized a trip like this just for photographers, plus one of the Academy researchers came along. I now know what kind of plant I was taking a picture of. It was an adventure, future trips should be even better.

    July 21, 2012

  • Jeff H.

    Great idea for a trip I've wanted to do for a long time but never did - nice group mix of 6 participants led by Gary & Geoff from the Academy and included a botanist (Darin) from the Academy as well.
    Started in Olancha near Mt Whitney, explored Owen's Valley, Valentine Reserve, Manzanar, Devil's Postpile, Tuolumne Meadow and Yosemite as well as sunsets at Bristlecone Forest and Mono Lake. Educational with teachable moments in the field.

    July 18, 2012

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